CG 19-10033 Initiative to Reduce Tobacco-Related Disparities at Residential Behavioral Health Facilities

July 31, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to fund up to 15 Wellness Quality Improvement Projects (QIP) to reduce tobacco use and promote wellness policies and activities among people with substance use disorders and mental illness in community residential behavioral health facilities through the adoption and implementation of tobacco-free campus policies,  implementation of evidence based nicotine addiction treatment, and other wellness policies and system changes that support tobacco use cessation. The Wellness QIP seeks to reduce tobacco-related disparities in residential behavioral health settings through participation in specialized training and technical assistance for tobacco policy, system, and environmental change, paired with the promotion of other wellness approaches such as increasing exercise breaks, improving access to healthy foods, and promoting socialization and activities for wellbeing.

Each Wellness QIP will implement a standard Scope of Work (SOW) which includes activities to participate in intensive tobacco-control-related training and technical assistance provided by Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) to foster collaboration among the Wellness QIP cohort of funded projects as well as to accelerate the adoption, implementation, and impact of policy, system, and environmental change campaigns.

Applications must address the following priority areas: 1) Promote Tobacco Cessation; and 2) Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, Tobacco Smoke Residue, Tobacco Waste, and Other Tobacco Products (such as e-cigarettes and vapes).

The California Department of Public Health intends to award a grant to the following applicant for Request for Applications CG 19-10033, Initiative to Reduce Tobacco-Related Disparities at Residential Behavioral Health Facilities:

1. Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) – Santa Fe Springs, CA.

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